It is a freely accessible web search engine that indicates the full text or metadata of scholarly literature. Specifically, its index included most peer-reviewed online academic journals and books, theses and dissertations, preprints, technical reports, abstracts, conference papers, and other scholarly literature subsuming court opinions and patents. Google Scholar is similar to the functioning of freely available websites such as getCITED and CiteSeerX. It also having same characteristics of other subscription-based tools like Elsevier's Scopus and Clarivate Analytics Web Science.
The most relevant results included for the searched keywords will be available at first based on author's ranking and the number of references that are linked to it, ranking of the publication that the journal appears in, and the relevance to other scholarly literature. It has subsumed different features such as group of, cited by, and related articles.
With the group of feature, you can able to display available links to journal articles. The feature is provided with a link to both subscription-access versions of article and to free full-text versions of articles. You can allow to access major open access repositories by providing published links but it doesn't provide web links individually on faculty web pages. You can able to access to the self-archived non-subscription versions which are provided by link to the Google wherein one can find open access articles. Cited by feature offers a facility to access the abstracts of articles that have available in the article. Formerly, it provided citation indexing which could be found in Scopus, CiteSeer, and Web Of Science. Based on Related Articles feature, Google Scholar introduces a list of closely related articles ranked as first.
Search Engine Optimization for Google Scholar
Check your Sources
Google Scholar uses various types of sources such as dissertations, books, articles, unpublished versions of articles, conference papers, and other sources.
Finding Recent Papers
Locating the Full Text of an Article
Getting Better Answers
- If you're new to specific subject and you want to know better answers, you can get help to picking up the terminology from secondary sources. For example, if you're looking for overweight article, Google Scholar suggests you to search for a keyword like pediatric hyperalimentation.
- For suppose, if the search results are too specific for your needs, you can check out for what they're citing in the references section. References will work more often when you're searching for general topics.
- If you think that search results are too basic for your needs, you can click on cited by to view newer papers that referenced them. Sometimes, the newer papers will often be more specific.
- Explore option is rarely single answer for research questions. You can click related articles or cited by to view closely related work. Otherwise, you can search for author's name if you want to know what else they have written.
Google Scholar Library
Read about Google Scholar WIKI
For suppose, if you have a public scholar profile, you can import the articles that your publications are cited. For that, you can click on cited by me option which is available on the left column of your library page. You can click on my library option at the top of home page or in the left column of a search results to view all articles in your library. In order to search for full text of any specific article, you can enter your query as usual in the search box. If you want to remove particular article from your library, you can click the delete button at the top of web page. To categorize your articles, you can use labels for filtering out the results. If you want to add a label to an article, you can find the article in your library and click on its title.
Open the labels drop down list and click on a particular type of label that you want to apply. To see all articles with a specific label name, you can click the label name on the left column of web page. As similar as the adding a label, you can also remove a label for a particular article by choosing a label that you want to remove. Using manage labels option, you can add, edit, or delete labels for specific articles very easily. Your profile at Google Scholar contains all information about articles that you've written yourself. It's a perfect way to present your work to others as well as keep tracking of citations to it.
Similarly, your library is facilitating a perfect way to organize the articles that you'd like to read or cite not just the articles that you'd written. Your library included all articles in your profile and they appear under my citations label. The articles which are labelled as cited by me are automatically extracted from bibliography sections of the papers in your public scholar profile.
This website is designed for searching academic papers not for the shorter articles like news sections, announcements and letters, book reviews, editorials, and more. However, untitled google scholar articles and documents without authors may not included under this website. It will not include the websites which require to sign up for an account, watch colorful ads, and install a plugin.
How to Get Fewer Results while Searching for particular article
Inclusion and Corrections
How to Add My papers to the Google Scholar
Google Scholar Citations
Setting up Your Profile
- Initially, you can sign into your Google account or create a new one if you don't have already. It recommends you to use your personal account not an account at your employer. So that, you can keep your account as long as you wish.
- Once you've accomplished the process of sign up, you're required to consider citations signup form which will be asked you to confirm the spelling of your name, and to enter affiliation, interests, and more. It also recommends you to provide your university email address that makes your profile eligible for inclusion in Google Scholar search results.
- After that, you can view groups of articles which are written by people with names similar to yours. Accordingly, you can click on add all articles tab which is next to each article group. If you don't see the articles that you've searched in the articles group, you can do a regular search on Google Scholar and add articles at a time. You can do multiple searches whenever you want.
- Once you've completed the process of adding articles to your profile, it will be prompted to what to do when the article data changes in the Google Scholar. In this case, you can choose either update the profile automatically or review them beforehand. You can also make changes personally by hand.
- In the final stage, you will view your profile. It is the best time to add a few finishing touches to your profile. It may include upload your professional looking photo, double check the list of articles, make your profile as public, and visit your university email and click on the verification link. If you done all these things, your profile and articles will be viewed on Google when user searches for your articles with titles or your name.
How to Add Missing Articles
After that, you can type the title, author, and other relevant information and click save button to appear under search results. You should make a note that the citations to manually added articles might not appear on search results in your profile for a few days. Alternatively, if you want to add group of articles, you just click on search article groups and add all articles tab which is available next to the group which you wish to add. You may required to select multiple groups whereas in the case of written articles under different name or in different journals, or with multiple groups of colleagues. The citation metrics are automatically updated to your account for the groups.
Google Scholar really doesn't know which articles are belonged to you. It uses statistical model to know different authors but such automatic process of knowing is not always accurate. It's better to go through your profile and remove the articles which you didn't write. If you've deleted the articles by mistake and want to add once again, you can go to trash box and choose the view trash option from the actions menu. In order to restore the article, you can go to restore button by choosing particular article. You can click the title of the article and click the edit button. If you've done with the changes to your article, you can click on save button. If you've made substantial changes to the article, you should keep important notes in mind.
- A list of scholar articles at the bottom of page which may no longer match the article that you've edited. It will recommend to review the list and scholar articles affect the computation of your cited by counts.
- With the manual additions of articles, it might take several days for citations to the edited article. You can also speed up the process with the addition of articles from Google Scholar and citation metrics are already updated when you've added the articles.
- The article you've edited in your profile as separate record. It recommends to merge the duplicate articles and click the title or author column header to filter out the results based on title and choose the checkboxes next to the duplicate entries.
Making Your Profile Public
After that, you can add your email address and save button. It will send you email message with a verification link. Your profile will be included under Google Scholar results. It will not disclose your email address in your profile and will not reuse or trade it or use it to send you email unrelated to the Google Scholar.